Want to read the book on fugi­tive Jho Low and 1MDB in Ba­hasa Malaysia? Now, you can.

The Star Malaysia - - Front Page - By LOH FOON FONG foon­[email protected]­tar.com.my

The Bil­lion Dol­lar Whale which chron­i­cles the 1Malaysia Devel­op­ment Ber­had (1MDB) scan­dal is now avail­able in Ba­hasa Malaysia.

En­tre­pre­neur Devel­op­ment Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yu­sof, who launched the BM edi­tion, said the book had con­firmed a lot of what he had sus­pected.

“It is an ex­cel­lent piece of writ­ing. I hope it will reach out to the peo­ple.

“It de­scribes what I have found out be­fore,” he said.

Redzuan said he was in con­tact with the United States Depart­ment of Jus­tice in 2016, and en­quired whether there was any truth about the al­leged stolen funds from 1MDB.

“They asked me to talk to the of­fi­cers in 1MDB to ver­ify some in­for­ma­tion, but I could not get any­where near it.

“The of­fi­cers would not ad­mit nor deny the in­for­ma­tion,” he said.

But ex­perts in the fi­nan­cial sec­tor had re­vealed cer­tain dis­crep­an­cies to him.

The English ver­sion of Bil­lion Dol­lar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hol­ly­wood, and the World was re­leased in Malaysia on Sept 13.

The book de­picts fugi­tive busi­ness­man Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, who al­legedly si­phoned bil­lions from 1MDB state funds.

ZI Pub­li­ca­tions Sdn Bhd man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Rashid Azad Khan said he had the copy­right to pub­lish the book from Ha­chette Book Group ear­lier this year and signed the con­tract be­fore the gen­eral elec­tion in May.

Good read: (from left) Rashid, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim and Redzuan en­joy­ing a proud mo­ment at the book launch in Petaling Jaya.

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